SCRD Board and Unifor Local 466 Ratify Four Year Collective Agreement

Tags:  2023 | News Release
Date Released: November 28, 2023

The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) Board and Unifor Local 466 Negotiating Committee are pleased to announce that an agreement has been ratified between the SCRD and Unifor Local 466.

The four-year agreement is effective from January 1, 2024.

“To have an agreement ratified before the current one expires is virtually unprecedented and is a sign of true collaboration,” says SCRD Board Chair Leonard Lee. “On behalf of the SCRD Board, I would like to express my appreciation to everyone involved in the negotiations and I am confident that this agreement shows staff how valued they are to our organization.”

Wage rate increases for all wage bands as follows:

Effective Date   
January 1, 2024 – 6%
January 1, 2025 – Consumer Price Index or 4%. Whichever is higher
January 1, 2026 – Consumer Price Index or 2.75%. Whichever is higher
January 1, 2027 – Consumer Price Index

Some highlights from the agreement include:

  • Focus on recruitment and retention of staff.
  • Consideration of public sector service for vacation and benefits upon hire into a regular job.
  • Bundled approach to health benefits selection.
  • New scheduling language for the Transit service.

Media contacts:
Bryce Viitanen,
Chief Spokesperson, Unifor Local 466

Gerry Parker,
Senior Manager, Human Resources, and the Chief Spokesperson for the SCRD